Kola Karim

Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Shoreline Natural Resources

Kola Karim is the Group Managing Director/CEO Shoreline Energy International Ltd (a leading energy and infrastructure company focused on Africa). His current portfolio consists of business in the construction, commodity trading, agro-allied products, oil and gas, engineering and power sectors. In addition to his role at Shoreline Energy International, Mr. Karim is the current Chairman of Costain West Africa Plc and serves as director in eight (9) companies including Shoreline Power Ltd, Schlumberger Testing & Production Services Nigeria Limited, Trans Amadi Facilities Ltd and Chairman, Nigerian Ropes Plc. He is an Africa Advisory board member of the London Stock Exchange and the Advisory board member of the Centre for African Studies at Harvard University. Mr. Karim is a Young Global Leader 2008 Award Honoree and also a pioneer and active member of the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals of the World Economic Forum. He had delivered opinion and position papers at international conferences, investment forum, business schools and universities. He has attended many courses both locally and international including management and leadership courses at the prestigious Harvard Business School and John F. Kennedy School of Government